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Faith is believing that something will happen before you can see it happening. Believing that everything will work out exactly the way it’s supposed to. Believing you are exactly where you should be in your life at any given moment (even if you are not where you would like to be in life.) It is the driving force that keeps you going when you want to give up, when hope is so far away, faith whispers everything will be okay. It’s like stepping out onto a branch with the fear that it could break, but doing it anyway having faith that the strength of your own wings will carry you if that branch should break. When you don’t understand why something is the way it is, or why things have to be so hard, or why you are where you are in life, faith keeps you going and gives you a deep inner knowledge that these things will pass, they will get better, you will overcome, even if you can’t see it for yourself, or you don’t understand how things will come together, or you aren’t sure if you will be okay. At the end of the day sometimes it’s faith in a better tomorrow that keeps us going. Faith is a necessity and it cannot be taught it must be felt through your soul, with your heart, it can be strengthened if we practice listening to it.

Faith is one of the greatest tools to use to fight off the enemy. When your head is full of doubt, your heart is full of sadness and turmoil, faith steps in to restore peace and tranquility giving you a deep inner sense that you can keep going, you are strong, you are worthy, things will get better, you are loved, someone out there needs you, you have helped someone, maybe without even knowing how much you truly helped them. Faith gives us all these things, so many times we don’t recognize how important it really is to keep the faith in our lives daily, these are just a few examples. What about taking a leap of faith and turning your back on old habits, quitting your job for something better not knowing how it will work out, just knowing you must do something different and it is going to work out the way it should, moving to a new area not knowing anyone or where anything is but having faith that the right people will come into your life. When you lose faith, it is dark, cold and scary, you then need to find a way to get it back. Talk to someone, ask them about how God is working in their life, help someone who needs help to get you out of your own problems for a moment and help you feel better. Look at the trials of your past and how things worked out and how you always made it through them and stood to see another day, another chance at life, what a beautiful opportunity! Not every day is going to be easy, but faith shows us that it is always worth it.

– Samantha Rodabaugh